COVID-19: Court Updates

27 January 2022: QR code systems in Court buildings 

Australian State and Territory governments have mandated the use of QR codes as a means to creating a record of the time and date individuals have visited a location.

Diligent use of QR codes greatly improves the speed at which an infected person’s close and casual contacts can be identified by authorities. It also allows the publication of contact locations for the community, accelerating isolation and testing. This helps to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.

QR code check in is currently required in all court buildings.


29 April 2021: Special Measures Information Note (SMIN-5)


2 April 2020:


31 March 2020: Special Measures Information Note - Updated

The Special Measures in Response to COVID-19 (SMIN-1) Information Note (pdf, 239 kb) has been updated.


23 March 2020: Special Measures Information Note 

The Chief Justice has issued a Special Measures Information Note in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Information Note can be accessed from the Practice Notes page.